Subject: HIV Testing for Performers Under Manwin Line of Products.
After long and extensive research about HIV testing in the adult industry, Manwin has taken position on this matter. We believe that what is mentioned below will greatly improve safety for performers when it comes to testing practices.
Starting on July 1st, 2012 any scene purchased by Manwin will require that the performers have a HIV-1 Aptima RNA Qualitive Assay test not older than 15 days.
Clinics will need to be chosen from https://aphss.org/performer-info . The clinics that use the Aptima test are Cutting Edge Testing & Advanced Medical Testing Center.
The reasoning behind these measures is simple. The Aptima test is an excellent test to which can detect infection earlier than many other HIV tests available. Also we are supporting the APHSS program because of the strict rules and regulations that clinics need to have in order to be part of the program such as having access to a doctor on site should any tests return positive. These regulations are catered to promote safety to the way the adult industry functions.
We truly believe that these initiatives reinforce our stand to provide an even safer and more controlled work environment, while allowing performers to have access and support from a doctor and medical team in cases where an infection is detected. We hope this initiative will be an example for other companies to follow.
We Thank You for your support.
Vice President, Production
I posted this on April 23- http://www.lukeisback.com/?p=20398
FSC Identifies TWO tests for HIV; one Approved by Brazzers?
NL-Let me just start out by asking why, when there are two closely matched tests, we would push a test that so far is not sanctioned by the FDA, and is only used off-label? Not that it is right or wrong, because it was done by AIM before, but just why? Why would it be something important for FSC to mention right now? Rumor is that the why is because Brazzers wants to use only Cutting Edge Testing for their performers, and the Abbot test is what their lab uses….
Mr Thylmann has not yet answered my request for confirmation on this.